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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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William H. Morgan.

William H. Morgan is successfully operating his excellent farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 15, Prussia township.  A native of Missouri, he was born in Nodaway county, August 6, 1867, of the marriage of William W. and Jane A. (Pierce) Morgan, natives respectively of Vermont and New York.  The father became an early settler of Missouri and there purchased land, to the cultivation of which he devoted his time until the outbreak of the Civil war.  He then put aside all personal considerations and enlisted with a Missouri regiment, serving at the front for four years.  On the restoration of peace he returned home and continued to farm in Missouri until 1872, when he came to Adair county, Iowa, and bought forty acres of land in Eureka township, to which he subsequently added another forty acre tract.  After farming that place for many years he retired and removed to Adair, where he lived until called by death on the 2d of April, 1913, when eighty-one years of age.  His wife died in 1895, when seventy-three years of age.

William H. Morgan grew to manhood in Eureka township and attended the public schools there in the acquirement of an education.  He remained with his parents, giving his father the benefit of his labor until he was twenty-two years of age.  He then rented land, which he operated for three years, after which he purchased the old homestead.  He farmed that place until 1903, when he traded it in on his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 15, Prussia township.  He immediately took up his residence there and has since made many improvements thereon.  He carries on general farming and stock-raising and his land yields him a good annual return.  He is also a stockholder in the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company.

Mr. Morgan was united in marriage on the 16th of April, 1898, to Miss Eva Morrison, a daughter of William and Sarah (Hunchback) Morrison, natives respectively of Wisconsin and England.  The father, who was a farmer, came to Adair with his family in 1872 and purchased land near Fontanelle, which he operated for a considerable time.  At length he sold out and removed to Fontanelle, where he worked at the wagon maker's trade during the remainder of his life.  His wife is also deceased.  Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have become the parents of three children:  Blanche, who is attending college at Cedar Falls, Iowa;  Mabel, in school;  and Sylvia, deceased.

Mr. Morgan casts his ballot in support of the candidates and measures of the republican party, and he has served for a number of years as a member of the school board, of which he has been president for the last four years.  Fraternally he belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church.  He is guided by high standards of ethics and his influence is always on the side of right and justice.  He is well and favorably known throughout the county and has made many warm personal friends.



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